Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you ever wondered whether reading Goodnight Moonto your baby every night was a waste of time, a new study suggests it wasn't.

Mom's Money Worries May Mean Smaller Baby

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Financial stress during pregnancy could increase the risk of having a smaller baby, a new study suggests.

Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies exposed to opioid painkillers in the womb are more likely to need special education services by the time they reach school age, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found.

Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage Risk

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking certain types of antibiotics during pregnancy may boost the risk of miscarriage, a large study suggests.

Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- All babies fuss at times, but crying jags appear less likely when a new mother has strong social support or a loving, helpful partner, researchers report.

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC

THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After having one baby and tending to the infant's dirty diapers and middle-of-the night wails, you'd think that most teens would want to wait awhile before having a second baby.

Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?

THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When a woman chooses to stop smoking during her pregnancy, the potential effects to her baby are probably on her mind.

Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should screen all pregnant women for preeclampsia, a serious complication tied to high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antidepressants during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise a child's risk of autism, once other factors that could influence the risk are taken into account, two new studies suggest.

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although Zika virus is most well-known for the devastating neurological damage it can cause in the womb, a new study reports that some babies infected with Zika also may have lifelong vision impairment.